James Madison's "Advice to My Country"

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Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his writings on a variety of political and social issues, ranging from agriculture to free trade, from religion and the state to legislative power, from friendship to fashion, from slavery to unity.

University of Virginia Press

James Madison was a small man whose ...

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Overview

Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his writings on a variety of political and social issues, ranging from agriculture to free trade, from religion and the state to legislative power, from friendship to fashion, from slavery to unity.

University of Virginia Press

James Madison was a small man whose quiet voice was often drowned by the hubbub of legislative debate, yet his words--as preserved in his speeches, essays, and letters--resound across the centuries with an authority unmatched by any historical figure of his generation. Culled from the roughly 6,000 known items which Madison wrote, these selections provide inspiration, guidance, instruction, and a window into the mind of one of our nation's greatest founders. 144 pp.

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Editorial Reviews

The Virginian-Pilot

[A] most worthwhile volume, bringing the great Virginian's thoughts to light for the modern reader.... Readers will discover here paragraph-length sketches revealing Madison's thoughts on African Americans, the Bill of Rights, death, drugs and alcohol, slavery, religion, women and so on: some 140 topics in all.

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A ready reference to Madison's thought culled from 6,000 documents of his writing, this compendium includes his observations of government and human nature. It brings together excerpts from his writings on a variety of political and social issues, from free trade to slavery to friendship. These selections will aid pundits in correctly quoting the often misquoted Madison. The passages are cross-referenced to "The Papers of James Madison", and will be useful to journalists, politicians, academics, and policymakers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813917177
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 119
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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